Victory

Famous quotes containing the word victory:

    [holds her by the hand, silent] O mother, mother!
    What have you done? Behold, the heavens do ope,
    The gods look down, and this unnatural scene
    They laugh at. O my mother, mother! O!
    You have won a happy victory to Rome;
    But, for your son, believe it—O, believe it—
    Most dangerously you have with him prevailed,
    If not most mortal to him.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Every good cause gained a victory when the Union troops were triumphant. Our final victory was the triumph of religion, of virtue, of knowledge.... During those four years, whatever our motives, whatever our lives, we were fighting on God’s side. We were doing His work. What would this country have been if we had failed?
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    But the old world was restored and we returned
    To the dreary field and workshop, and the immemorial feud

    Of rich and poor. Our victory was our defeat.
    Sir Herbert Read (1893–1968)